I found this toy hovercraft a few months ago in a flea market. It is not 100% complete, since the big propellers and its fans are broken.
I have found out that Mitsui is a Japanese engineering and shipbuilding company, and Zosen seems to be the Japanese word for Shipbuilding.
Anyway, a die-cast hovercraft in 3 inches size is something rare. We already saw the two ones made by Matchbox and I am already aware of a vintage model made by Tomica, which is the one that can be found easily in Google when searching "Mitsui Zosen". The Tomica model, however seems to have a plastic base.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: MITSUI ZOSEN HOVERCRAFT
- Scale: 1:210
- Year: Around 1980
- Company: Eidai Grip (Japan)
- Size: approx. 7 cm